Two Numbers sought


Curious about Wooden Canoes
Hello All,
I have adopted two orphans which I need info on. First, OT square end 18 #172634. Second, White 47= 334. The equal sign appears to be there. Any help much appreciated.

Benson Gray

Canoe History Enthusiast
Staff member
Congratulations, the Old Town with serial number 172634 is an 18 foot long square end paddling model with half ribs, a keel, outside stems, and a rowing seat. It was built between November, 1962 and January, 1963. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on April, 29th, 1963 to Princeton, Maine. The back side of this record shows that it was returned on August 27th, 1964. It was repainted then sold on June 16th, 1965 to a dealer in Newbury, Massachusetts. Scans showing both sides of this build record can be found below.

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There are no known detailed serial number records available for White. The 47 indicates that it was built in 1947. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.